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    Fitting a bowthruster to a Cierra 3055

    Has anybody had a tunnel thruster fitted to a 3055, I would like to fit one but would like some advice, or pics of the insall procedure, Many thanks in advance.

    Bob
    Last edited by Jim_Gandee; 01-28-2020, 07:39 PM.

    #2
    That's a lot of expense and trouble for a boat that doesn't need one. If you're having issues docking it, lessons would be much more cost-effective as well as giving a permanent benefit.

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      #3
      Try these guys, it would save you the cost of the tunnel, and if your handy, you can install it yourself. I have never used this product, but at $3500, would diffently check it out.

      http://sideshift.com/shop/category.php?id_category=2

      Rick

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        #4
        Yes, it has been done, and yes, there are pictures of the install on here someplace. Do a search and you should be able to find it. I think it was Brutus that did a nice write up with pics, but I could be wrong, it may have been someone else that did it. But check brutus's album. I think it's in there.
        2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
        Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
        Bravo II drives
        Closed-cooling

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          #5
          A thruster would be great.

          The Sideshift and ExTurn are both great options.

          If you have not had the 305 long give it time and practice. The 305 is a great handling boat. Not long after we got ours I spent an afternoon just docking over and over. I would exit the marina and return to our slip. It amused the neighbors but it was very helpful.

          Have someone with a similiar boat spend some time giving you pointers.
          Jim McNeely
          New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
          Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
          Brighton, Michigan USA
          MMSI # 367393410

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            #6
            yup brutus did one, check his album theres a billion pics in there of the job.

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              #7
              Practice I wouldn't spend the money after sometime on the water you'll be parking her with no help at all. Little wind maybe maybe you'll need help but the 3055 awesome to control In fact I tend to ask the wife to sit back and relax during launch and docking.

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                #8
                Thanks for all the comments, can someone direct me to Brutus's pics please:worth

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                  #9
                  Maybe here?

                  http://baylinerownersclub.org/galler...2_itemId=23417

                  That's one well done 305! Nice work Brutus.

                  http://baylinerownersclub.org/galler...2_itemId=23342

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                    #10
                    I did the Side Shift on my 3255 about 5 years ago. Dead silent and just works. Highly recommended.
                    Cheers, Hans
                    2007 Carver 41 CMY
                    Twin Volvo D6-370
                    Montreal, Canada
                    Midnight Sun I Photos

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                      #11
                      Nimh wrote:
                      Maybe here?

                      http://baylinerownersclub.org/galler...2_itemId=23417

                      That's one well done 305! Nice work Brutus.

                      http://baylinerownersclub.org/galler...2_itemId=23342
                      This is by far the most heavily modified 305 around here. Great info and ideas, my favorite is the floor in his cabin. He has added all kinds of stuff and shelves and about anything you could possibly imagine on a 305. Take a gander, I bet ive spent countless hours stairing at his pics and posts. Amazing.

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                        #12
                        Inspiring for sure. That floor is gorgeous. I have to revisit that gallery just before next winter. :worth

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                          #13
                          biohazard wrote:
                          This is by far the most heavily modified 305 around here. Great info and ideas, my favorite is the floor in his cabin. He has added all kinds of stuff and shelves and about anything you could possibly imagine on a 305. Take a gander, I bet ive spent countless hours stairing at his pics and posts. Amazing.
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                          Current: 2008 Playcraft 2400 MCM 350 Mag B3
                          2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
                          2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
                          2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
                          2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
                          And 12 others...
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                            #14
                            are youu still needin help with questions on the bow thruster? we are at www.sidepowerthruster.com for more help.
                            _________________________________
                            Bayliner 3255 Avanti - 1989
                            OMC Cobra 5.7's
                            Refit in 2007
                            Photo album - Bayliner 3255 Avanti - 1989
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                              #15
                              Hi All how do I get pics on here for the 3055 bow thruster install I am new on this site

                              thanks

                              Rich

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